Since 1995 it has been the herd’s policy to sell breeding females at six years of age through our highly successful Matrons Sale in Perth, which over the years has seen our prefix smash many female records for the breed. Netherton have sold more females over £10,000 than any other herd at public auction and have sold to a top of 30,000gns (£31,500) for Netherton Missie A114 in 2007.
These sales are only possible because of our extensive embryo transfer programme which has seen almost half the calves born at Netherton coming from our embryo breeding programme. We have also been able to sell substantial numbers of embryos at home and abroad, including the sale of embryos back to Canada to Young Dale and Miller Wilson after 30 years of trading the other way.
Semen is collected from our top bulls and is available worldwide. Through our semen and embryo sales, Netherton genetics are still winning and topping many of the breed’s shows and sales for their new owners.
To keep up this demand we continue to search the world for the best genetics available, with new bloodlines coming in from America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.